Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
Growing Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Chief Winemaker: Massimiliano Luison

In 1961, the team at Santa Margherita had the inspired idea of applying traditional sparkling winemaking techniques to the pink-hued Pinot Grigio grapes of Trentino - Alto Adige. They immediately separated the skins from the must in the pressing phase and thus preventing them adding the typical hint of colour. Thus creating this innovative white wine with its characteristic fresh, fragrant bouquet and vibrant taste, creating a revolution for the region and wine style.

 

Ever since, it has continued to gain popularity and accolades both in Italy and the world over, maintaining its position as the benchmark expression by which all other Italian D.O.C. Pinot Grigio’s are judged.
After the carefully selected fruit arrived in the winery and following a soft pressing, the must fermented for approximately 10-15 days at 18°C. Once the fermentation was complete, the wine was stored at a controlled temperature of 15° - 16°C in stainless steel tanks for further development until time for bottling.
In the glass you are greeted by a luminous straw, yellow colour. On the nose the wine is bright, with intense aromas and green apples and citrus notes. These characters carry through onto the palate accompanied by Golden Delicious apples and a subtle mineral note - making this crisp Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio a wine with great personality and versatility. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.


A classic, vibrant Italian Pinot Grigio.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and easily through until the end of 2014.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with simple served shellfish, steamed or grilled white fish and a summer salad, enjoy.